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Thread #26185   Message #313186
Posted By: GUEST,Ramblin' Boy
05-Oct-00 - 09:01 PM
Thread Name: Is Tom Paxton a folkie?
Subject: Is Tom Paxton a folkie?
Is Tom Paxton a folkie?

Consider the evidence.

1) At almost every concert, he sings only songs that he's written himself. Nothing traditional.

2) Folksongs are supposed to last for centuries. He refers to many of his songs as having "short shelf life."

3) Some of his songs have been recorded by pop singers.

4) He's been backed by drums, electric guitars and even orchestras on some of his recordings.

5) He knows Don McLean personally.